Becoming Who We Are

Listen to Audio A friend of mine in a distant city lives with mental illness. For the sake of confidentiality, we’ll call him Dave. Dave is doing pretty well now. Proper treatment has helped him to get on his feet and to muddle through his days more or less like the rest of us. But…

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Who Are Your People?

Listen to Audio For several of my preschool years, and then again in middle school and high school, my mother and I lived with my maternal grandparents. My mom had emigrated from Austria shortly after the Second World War, and my grandparents had followed after a couple of years. Marc Chagall’s “Exodus” German was their…

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